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Watery puffy eyes

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Thread Starter 
Tinker has always had a left eye that waters from time to time. but lately it's getting a little worse, and it's starting to look puffy. She doesn't act like it bothers her but I want to get a handle on it.

Do i need a vet's advice for this?
post #2 of 7
Yes. If it builds any pressure or scar tissue, it can cause extreme pain and/or blindness.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
OK that works. I'll get her to the vet this week.

Thanks!
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Just as a temporary help, I think you can get "Opticlear" eye flush at a pet store. It's mostly water, but it does have the ingredient my mother always used to clean cat's eyes: boric acid. Very dilute, something like 1% or less. Remember, though, my mother grew up on a farm taking care of this kind of stuff long before most people would have thought of taking a cat to a vet.
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Just as a temporary help, I think you can get "Opticlear" eye flush at a pet store. It's mostly water, but it does have the ingredient my mother always used to clean cat's eyes: boric acid. Very dilute, something like 1% or less. Remember, though, my mother grew up on a farm taking care of this kind of stuff long before most people would have thought of taking a cat to a vet.
Absolutely correct. Could be blocked tear ducts. If it is, some vets (like mine) wont do anything about it because the problem will clear up on it's own eventually, flushing tear ducts sometimes don't help.

Get some gentamycin eye drops in the meanwhile - if you can get it without a script.

Get her to vet, do!
post #6 of 7
See my "eye infection" thread for the joys of putting eye ointment in a skittish kitty's eye for infection.
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Im trying boric acid water for cat who just had 2 bottles of tomacyn (sp) for eye, been trying this for over a week, cat still squints though, vet prices outrageous so Im trying  home remedy

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